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State Library Victoria: open for 160 years

State Library Victoria: open for 160 years

February 11, 2016

Cities & towns, Such was life:

On the Library’s 160th birthday we look at events which have shaped Victoria since 1856.

Captain Cook’s cottage

Captain Cook’s cottage

January 15, 2014

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

Captain Cooks’ cottage, located in Fitzroy Gardens, was initially built by Captain Cook’s family in the town of Great Ayton in Yorkshire, England. It is believed to have been built… Read More ›

The public library in 2030

The public library in 2030

June 19, 2013

Announcements, News:

A new report produced by the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network explores what public libraries may look like in 2030 and the results may surprise you.

Happy birthday Sir Redmond Barry

Happy birthday Sir Redmond Barry

June 7, 2013

About us, News:

Today we celebrate the 200th birthday of Sir Redmond Barry, founding trustee of the Library. Sir Redmond Barry (1813 – 1880) was an Anglo-Irish lawyer who arrived in Melbourne in… Read More ›

Samuel Figgis, librarian and soldier

Samuel Figgis, librarian and soldier

April 22, 2013

Such was life, War:

In August 1914, a young Samuel Figgis joined the Victorian Public Library as a library assistant, just after the outbreak of the Great War. Less than a year later he… Read More ›

Who turned off the lights?

Who turned off the lights?

March 21, 2013

Announcements, News:

We did. The Library is again participating in Earth Hour which will be held between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Foundation… Read More ›

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

May 25, 2012

Announcements, Library services, News:

For the past 150 years the State Library of Victoria has selected and collected books on behalf of all Victorians. Now, for the first time, the Library is enabling users to choose what is added to the ebook collection.

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

November 28, 2011

News, Uncategorized:

Victorian writer and performer Luka Lesson has won the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam, beating sixteen finalists from around Australia at the National final in Sydney last night. Lesson’s winning poem… Read More ›

A love of language wins out in poetry slam state final

A love of language wins out in poetry slam state final

November 21, 2011

Announcements, Family history events, News:

Entertainer and writer, Simon Taylor has won the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam Victorian final held at the State Library of Victoria last Friday night.

Family history highlights of 2010

December 20, 2010

Family matters, Uncategorized:

2010 has been a fascinating and vibrant year for genealogy at the State Library of Victoria. Of course, this blog was created this year and it is a fun and… Read More ›